Published on March 10, 2014
LIBRARYBOX -TAKINGTHE OPEN LIBRARYTOTHE PEOPLE PENNY CS ANDREWS (and Sue Lawson) @pennyb
WHAT IS LIBRARYBOX? (plural: LibraryBoxen) http://librarybox.us/whatis.php
WHOLE LOTTA HISTORY Open source to open content http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/
HOW IT WORKS Wireless router as server, USB stick, local connection (no internet)
PRIVACY Secure, anonymous, no logging image: ~Brenda~Starr~ on Flickr
DIGITAL DIVIDE works where there is no internet, where there is ﬁltering, where there is censorship. No DRM
LIBRARYBOX MAP http://jasongriffey.net/librarybox/map.php
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE DONE WITH LIBRARYBOXEN ﬁghting censorship in China, vending Android apps, helping kids in rural Ghana to read, scavenger hunt...
WHAT PEOPLE WANTTO DO
PUBLIC LIBRARIES demonstrating ebooks, helping reluctant readers, rhyme time, local music, health resources, Job Club, ESOL, government
ACADEMIC LIBRARIES free books, information literacy resources, OERs, Open textbooks, ﬂoor plans, OA articles, ebooks for support staff...
HOSPITALS Just over a third of NHS hospitals have patient Wi-Fi, not always free http://johnpopham.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/wiﬁ-in- hospitals/
SO MUCH MORE... image by Geexy-Thingie on DeviantArt
LET’S GOTOTHE BEACH or the Lido...
LET’S GOTOTHE PARK! or fancy gardens, or a ﬁeld...
HOWTO PUT STUFF ON IT USB or FTP, super-easy
CUSTOMISATION Welcome text and Menu - simple in a text editor (just save the original somewhere!)
LET’S CONNECT & PLAY It’s easy to connect to LibraryBox from your phone, tablet or laptop. Step 1: Connect to the WiFi signal “LibraryBox – Free Content!” Step 2: Launch a browser Step 3: Load any webpage Step 4: Select I2C2 from the menu at the top of the landing page Step 5: Enjoy!
I LIKETO POST-IT, POST-IT because ‘90s references are in no way dated
SEND ME STUFF The LibraryBox will be here for the whole conference and popping up at other events – if you have a favourite open resource or Creative Commons licensed photo/video/book/document, I want to know.
QUESTIONS! •Ask now! •Or email firstname.lastname@example.org •Or tweet @pennyb •Talk to Jason Griffey @LibraryBoxen
Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2) ... workshops, fun and games galore ... 11:15am LibraryBox ...